Back in June, I introduced you to my new puppy, Hana.
Remember this precious Wordless Wednesday pic?
A cutie for sure.
It’s amazing how much she has grown since the above picture was taken back in May.
See those long legs and lanky body? Yeah. That gives her the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Or at least jump on to the porch without touching any of the stairs.
And do this:
I heard her moving around in the living room as I worked in my home office but didn’t think anything of it. I’ve learned that the sound of her clanking dog collar is similar to the silence of young children. You know something is going on if it persists.
When I’m on a business call, she likes to run past the office door with random pillows, slippers, bones and any toys she finds. Back and forth, back and forth, throughout the entire call!
Overall, she’s a very good girl. She’s been a bit skittish with people, but she’s getting better.
She is definitely reminding us what it’s like to live with a puppy.
She absolutely adores her older brothers, Kona and Kailua, who are 12 and 9 respectively. However, she has HIGH anxiety when she is without them for any amount of time. This makes it impossible to take just her to the school bus stop or for my husband to sneak away to take the other dogs to the vet without her having a little doggy panic attack.
People wonder how I can work from home with three dogs in the house. I usually note that they are all outdoor dogs, so they don’t bother me.
Lately, though, I’ve had to bring her in due to her destructive nature outside. Case in point, she’s amassing quite a collection of chewed up items on our deck:
In the past week or so, she’s pulled off a shutter from the house and part of our bulkhead. She broke a pot that once had a (very young) avocado tree in it. She’s also somehow made her way under the cover of the boys’ sandbox and pulled out two shovels, one sand toy, one sifter, one digger and a hotwheels car. Most have bite marks in them.
Oh, and my deck has small bits of colorful plastic strewn over it.
And that’s why puppies – much like toddlers – are so cute. If they weren’t, we’d just kick them out of the house.
Do you have any good puppy stories?